Friday, January 30, 2009
I'm grateful that this chick lives at my house. Her name is Lisa and she was handcrafted by the super talented Made by Maisie. Will lovely dolls, toys and clothes of this nature still be around in the future with the CPSIA (Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act)? I admit I don't know very much about all the issues related to CPSIA. There is a cool post here and another here. I hope there is a solution for all the sellers of handmade children's items in the near future.
There is a swing horse that is under my Mum's house. It was built by the builder who built her Mother and Father's house in Wilston in the 1930's out of scraps left over from the house. This horse has been loved and ridden on by three generations and I'm sure there will be future generations who enjoy it just as much. That's true handmade product testing.
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
I love the vibrant red in the ink and the happy, smiling faces on the boys. So much fun.
Monday, January 26, 2009
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Friday, January 23, 2009
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
So after all the excitement of the markets, Cait and I headed over to the convention centre for the Lifeline bookfest. Oh boy was this fun. We spent hours going through all the books and found some real gems. Above is one of my faves. It is older than I am but very cool. There is even a pattern in here to sew an Alpaca Sweater "this sweater can be made for a man or a woman, and it makes a great golf sweater". I just need to find myself an Alpaca and learn to play golf. Playing golf for me is probably going to be harder than finding an Alpaca because the thought of chasing a little ball around a big green hilly, watery paddock does my head in. Maybe being in Brisbane I could just give the Alpaca sweater a miss.
There were so many people at the bookfest just enjoying the whole shhbang. The best bit was seeing so many bookfesters sitting along the sides of the halls engrosed reading their finds. I so wanted to take a picture but I was afraid I would look like a wee bit of a dill.
Sunday, January 18, 2009
Friday, January 16, 2009
These two purses are now in my etsy shop. I finally purchased some fabric from Ink & Spindle. Both of the fabrics are from Hollabee. I do adore the textiles that are being created at Ink & Spindle and I am sure we will see many exciting and original designs come from here. It has been very interesting watching the progress of Ink & Spindle. Pop on over to their blog for a fantastic insight into some extremely talented Australian textile designers.
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Look who snuck up on the table yesterday and made himself a wee bit comfortable. Oscar was just taking a rest from his bobbin wrangling (yes, he does adore chasing bobbins and has been known to slobber all over a newly wound bobbin). Honestly it is very hard to get good help.
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Monday, January 12, 2009
Sunday, January 11, 2009
You can read my interview here. You can also find me in the Indie Shopping Directory. You will also find a few other BrisStylers there such as Made by Miffy and Ogekko. There are some other wonderful etsy shops in the directory and well worth the time to explore.
“Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted.” John Lennon
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Friday, January 9, 2009
Yay upload success! Below are some pictures of my stall at the fantastic BrisStyle Market. I certainly did learn a lot from this experience. Mum and I had so much fun. I have to extend a huge thank you to everyone who called into my stall, your patronage and kindness was very, very much appreciated.
Thursday, January 8, 2009
Embelish was a HUGE hit with the little girls. The adore the hair clips.